Star Wars - Shadow War
The Alliance to Restore the Republic, also known as the Alliance to Restore Freedom to the Galaxy, the Rebel Alliance and, informally, as the Rebellion, is a loose alliance of planetary, system, and sector-level insurrectionist factions. Members of the Rebellion are known as “Rebels,” “Rebs,” or “Rebel Scum” by stormtroopers and other Imperials. They are generally united in common cause, against a common enemy in the form of the Galactic Empire. In order to achieve their primary goal in restoring the former Galactic Republic, the Alliance aims to remove Emperor Palpatine from power, and his hegemonic New Order from the galaxy.
The origins of the overall anti-Imperial movement dated back to 19 BBY, shortly before the Galactic Republic’s transformation into the Empire. Some of the Alliance’s core founders, such as senators Bail Prestor Organa and Mon Mothma of the Loyalist Committee, joined the Delegation of 2000 in its opposition against the authoritarian leadership of then-Chancellor Palpatine. In 18 BBY, barely a year into the Empire’s existence, military resistance had already been formed in opposition to the new regime; one of which was a group of insurgents known as The Eleven, joined by the fugitive Jedi Ferus Olin. The date is currently 10 BBY and what will become known as the Rebel Alliance is in its infancy, still very fragile and very weak – yet the potential is there for greatness.